December 2005 Updated Security Guides

We’ve updated a couple of security solutions and they went live 12.27.05:The Threats and Countermeasures Guide v2.0 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=15159 The updated Threats and Countermeasures guide provides you with a reference to all security settings that provide countermeasures for specific threats against current versions of the Microsoft Windows operating systems.The Windows Server 2003 Security Guide v2.0http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=14845 The…

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Creation and lifecycle management of email and security distribution groups

MSSC is looking into the possibility of a solution/tool to help with creation and lifecycle management of email and security distribution groups Creating and managing groups within an organization requires unnecessary administrative overhead. Administrators use valuable time creating groups that could otherwise be used for other IT activities. End-user productivity may be hampered by delays…

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Security Poll: The "I need to" List

I’ve been running an informal poll since October 2005 targeted to IT pros and IT “generalists” asking them what their security “priorities” were. The reason I asked is because it helps my team focus on what security guidance content we build. Here’s the results so far and please feel free to comment. Updated 2.20.06 with…

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TechNet Learning Paths v1.00

The folk over in Microsoft IT Pro marketing have put together the TechNet Learning Paths site. The site is a rev1.00 to help folk find a range of Microsoft training references and resources on security threats and appropriate countermeasures. The info is organized by level (from basic to expert) and provides information on the planning, prevention, detection,…

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